Series Review: World’s Most Wanted (2020)

I hadn’t heard of half of the people mentioned in this show. So I really enjoyed it for not re-hashing the same stories we hear all the time.

Certificate: 15

Creator: Thomas Zribi

Episodes: 5

Runtime: 45 Minutes Each

Genre: Crime, Documentary

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewed by: Pearl

This does exactly what it says on the box. It gives you an in depth look at some of the worlds most wanted criminals. You will probably know of the crimes and the organisations that they are part of or linked too. But like me, you probably don’t know their faces, their names, or their backstories.

Older viewers will probably be nodding along, and have a lot more back story than I have. I am thirty, and a great deal of the things that they talk about here happened while I was still a very young child. With the exception of the 7/7 bombings in London, I was not really familiar with any of the crimes mentioned in this show. But don’t let that put you off. I found the show even more interesting for that fact. I wasn’t hearing about people and events that I was incredibly aware of already. It has also introduced me to some events that I want to look further into because it has really piqued my interest.

Unlike a lot of documentaries of this type, there is not a narrator, or a familiar interviewer that is in every episode. Instead, accounts are given by real law enforcement officers and intelligence officers, with news reel footage thrown in to give us a little backstory and context. This does mean that you will have to watch this show with the subtitles turned on as a lot of the officials being interviewed do not speak English. But please don’t let that discourage you either, things don’t have to be recorded in the English language to be enjoyable.

They get interviews with some really high profile people, which makes you wonder how they ever got access to some of these people. It lends an authenticity to the show and gives you confidence that the show was well researched and has it’s facts straight. Or at least you would hope so.

Any true crime aficionado will have a great time with this. It’s only five episodes, all relatively short and it’s a great casual watch. I would highly recommend checking this out on Netflix now!

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